It's rare enough for an anime NOT to pander to otaku with sexual fetishes disguised as female characters. Death Note and Terror in Tokyo have roughly FOUR noteworthy female characters between them, much less fanservice! I could recommend the two based solely on that aspect... even though Terror is undermined by its two plot device female characters. But there are NUMEROUS far more concrete similarities, ranging from the tone / direction (subdued real-world grit) to the characters and plot that made me automatically link them in my head.
DN and Terror are mind-game series where geniuses go head-to-head with one another. A police investigation is started in the wake of vigilante acts of terrorism / murder, with a task force formed, and an extremely intelligent detective appears to duel with with his new nemesis / nemeses in the public domain. From there it becomes a game of cat & mouse, with the respective leads leaving clues for the police whilst also covering their tracks perfectly.
Also, it in both series genius children are 'cultivated' at orphanages and - I assume - are ranked according to their intelligence. In Terror the leads even refer to themselves and other children from their orphanage by their numbers, rather than names. In DN each genius child had a false name starting with a different letter from the alphabet, rather than numbers to distinguish themselves. But, regardless, Terror follows DN in terms of the mind games involving more than just the initial characters.
In addition, Near in DN and Five in Terror are introduced as the two series progress; both backed by the FBI. AND THAT HAIR! Fans will argue that both characters' introduction coincides with a nosedive in quality in terms of the series themselves, but Five having little to no motivation, or depth, seems to bother people more than Near. read more
The genius, mass-murdering protagonists aren't necessarily the "good guys," and the unorthodox, detective antagonists aren't necessarily the "bad guys." Sometimes you're not really sure who you want to root for.
These two anime have a very similar plot. The protagonist makes enemy with the world by doing major crimes. The protagonist play riddle games with the police for them to figure out how the crime had happened.
Taking place in a modern setting, Death Note and Zankyou no Terror explores human nature to a psychological degree. The main characters play mind games with their opponents and are highly intelligent with a strange sense of humor.
The main male characters play both the role of a protagonist and anti-hero as their opponent is also highly skillful at analysis with high intellect. Throughout both series, the mind games play around with fear, anxiety, and other emotions. It becomes a sort of cat-and-mouse game as the series progresses with more clues given about their characters.
Both series have noticeable soundtrack with suspense and thrilling energy. Death Note has supernatural concepts though. However, I still recommend both series to anyone interested in psychological thrillers of mind games and twists. read more
It reminded me Death note in a way, both are crime and psychological thriller.Death note maybe includes fantasy but Zankyou no Terror is just real life.Zankyou no Terror has own style like using some things as mind games and i liked it.
Not strongly suggesting but if you really wanted to find something as Death note and never found so u must try that. it's not similar completely.. Death note is way better than Zankyou no terror. it just reminded me that and make me feel like i finally found an anime similar to Death note (in a way). Have a good time!
At first glance, these two shows are ultimately similar by content. Upon closer inspection, you'll realize how extreme and unique each show is to itself.
There is one huge, huge difference here: while Death Note is obviously fictional and can never occur in the real world (because the show is almost entirely supernatural), something like the setting in Zankyou no Terror truly can occur in our real world, and that could be rather terrifying (no pun intended).
Differences aside, if you're into superior-plot level mystery/detective shows, and enjoy the feeling of being "on the edge of your seat," then you will undoubtedly enjoy both series~
DN and Terror are mind-game series where geniuses go head-to-head with one another. A police investigation is started in the wake of vigilante acts of terrorism / murder, with a task force formed, and an extremely intelligent detective appears to duel with with his new nemesis / nemeses in the public domain. From there it becomes a game of cat & mouse, with the respective leads leaving clues for the police whilst also covering their tracks perfectly. ( by AironicallyHuman )
Both feature "criminals" that have their own personal reasons to commit their crimes.
They are chased by Police Detectives who don't know their real personalities but suspect them. Makes for a thrilling story.
They both play in modern japanese society.
- Shibasaki is the "L" of Zankyou no Terror.
- The two kids Twelve and Nine can be compared to Light Yagami
- The confrontations between Shibasaki and Twelve/Nine are similar to the ones seen in death note between Light and L.
- Similar atmosphere
The characters are very similar, and there is a similar vibe. The main characters of both are very intellectual, always seeming to be one step ahead of the police, until another character gets involved. The biggest difference is that Death Note is very heavily supernatural, while Zankyou no Terror doesn't have supernatural elements.
Both series follow a plot where a lot of detective work and mind games from both "protagonist" and "antagonist" sides come into fruition. There is no really a "good" or "evil", or black and white, both sides seem to be in the grey areas, which goes for all of the characters in both shows. Atmosphere is centred around the Japanese police in both shows, as well as genius young men. The main characters have certain senses of "justice", which influence their behaviours. And finally the main threat occurring in the shows is somewhere down the line of mass terrorism or genocide.
Both involve protagonists with questionable morals. Both also have a kind of binary system with detectives on the side of the law trying to find criminals who believe they're doing right. Both also involve lots of psycho-analysis on the parts of both the criminals and the detectives, usually on each other.
[Chess analogy starts here] It's like watching a chess game, except you can't see the whole board. As soon as you think Black is about to gain a rook, White's knight forks the king and queen. Then you realize that Black planned on this, and moves his bishop to pin White's queen. [End of chess analogy]
And the question always remains: who is really winning? read more
Both shows deal with a game of cat & mouse played between detectives (being led by one very good detective) and criminals who have a secret identity.
The major difference between the shows is that Death Note has plenty of supernatural elements at it's core, while Zankyou no Terror is very much grounded in reality.
ZnT also tends to split it's focus between action and mystery, while Death Note focuses strictly on mystery.
If you have been awaiting for the revival of "Death Note", then "Zankyou no Terror" will sure satisfy you.
The icy Arata Kokone (a.k.a Nine) and the fun-loving Touji Hisami (a.k.a. Twelve) leave (almost) the infamous duo Light Yagami and Ryuk in the shadows, with their unbreakable intelligence and witty humor that increases more and more as the series progresses.
And let's don't forget the crossword-enthusiast Kenjirou Shibazaki and the mysterious and intellectual Five whom even the late L himself would recommend as his successors. Once hooked in a puzzle, there's no way of going back for those two geniuses.
Plus, Lisa Mishima clearly does step on the nerves of Nine (especially) and Twelve, due to her carelessness and vulnerability, which familiarize with those of Death Note's damsel-in-distress Misa Amane.
The question is: will the plan of our two (new favorite) hell-raisers go as planned? Well, that won't be easy since their pursuers can actually keep up faster than our protagonists thought they can...
It's definitely a have to watch! read more
Both animes focus on the mind-battle between a great detective and a smart criminal, who happens to be the main character.
Death Note is a must-watch anime which sort of feels like a game of chess or a cat-and-mouse between the detective (L) and the main character (Light). Both L and Light are of exceptional intelligence and their plans are always exciting to watch.
Zankyou no Terror's character's plans, in my opinion, aren't quite as clever and infallible as those of L and Light, but they're satisfying nevertheless. Rather than a cat-and-mouse game, Zankyou no Terror follows a pattern where the 'terrorists', Nine and Twelve, broadcast a riddle for the detective to solve if he wants to prevent their next terrorist attack.
If you like clever schemes and interesting 'bad guy' protagonists, then you will like both of these shows. read more
Both are psychological thrillers about people who still goes to school but are secretly criminals, acting for their own reasons. Both take place in modern Japan.
Death Note and Zankyou no Terror are mind-game series where geniuses go head-to-head with one another. A police investigation is started in the wake of vigilante acts of terrorism / murder, with a task force formed, and an extremely intelligent detective appears to duel with with his new nemesis / nemeses in the public domain. From there it becomes a game of cat & mouse, with the respective leads leaving clues for the police whilst also covering their tracks perfectly.  read more
If the aspect of Death Note that hooked you was the protagonist committing crimes while hiding his identity from law enforcement, and said law enforcement actively attempting to uncover the identity and location of the protagonist, then I can assure you that you will enjoy Terror in Resonance. Although there are no death gods or supernatural abilities (as of yet), this show already manages to capture the 'battle of wits' that is constantly present between Light and L in Death Note, while essentially keeping the plot as realistic as possible.
Also, Shibazaki will be new L, I can feel it.
Both shows are about the main characters who are the "bad guys" commiting crimes while the detectives and police force try to stop the crimes.
The main characters are VERY similar to each other. Nine and Twelve being Light Yagami because they both commit crimes and are the bad guys. Shibasaki is similar to L because hey are both genius detectives that really know the criminal. Mishima, Lisa would be Amane, Misa because they both want to help the main characters although they are both useless at times.
Both Death Note an Zankyou no Terror leave the viewer to decide whether the antagonist or the protagonist is the one who is doing the right thing.
-Zankyou's moral standoff lies within the boundaries of emotion
-Death Note's moral standoff lies within the boundaries of logic
-They are both psychological thrillers
-The MCs are young geniuses who want to change the world with morally questionable methods (Light killing criminals and 9 and 12 doing terrorism)
-The antagonists for both series are as smart as the people they are trying to catch
-They both have epic mental battles and cat and mouse plots
-They were both directed by some of the best anime directors (Shinshiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) for Zankyou no Terror and Tetsurō Araki (Guilty Crown, Attack on titan))
-Both are thrillers in which crime is involved. In the case of Death Note, you have the protagonist writing other person's future deaths, and Terror in Resonance has a terrorism-themed plot.
-The police, investigations and mind games also play a major part of these animes.
-Both have MCs who are some sort of anti-heroes who are highly smarter than common people
-In both the shows, the clash between police and MCs is structured like a chess-game all based on predicting the adversary's move.
-Both the shows are characterized by a dark-athmosphere
-Both the shows present many important themes like justice, the flaws of modern society, corruption and so on.
Personally i found Death Note more interesting from the point of view of the "chess-game", because it has been developed way wider than ZnT (30+ episodes vs 11) but ZnT is completely (almost completely, with one single exception in my opinion) realistic and it involves and describe also problems of the modern japanese society. Probably it could have been composed by more episodes.
However, in both the shows, the final perfectly fits with the rest of the show. Don't miss both this animes. read more
Both series stand upon a social threat where both can be categorized as some sort of terrorism. All the good parts and the drama that is in Death Note, is basically what Zankyou no Terror delivers from start to end. It is a bit shorter and therefore it doesn't have any unnecessary details towards the series. I find both similiar because of the threat the police is up against, though the characters is somewhat difference, it is still very familiar. If you've seen one of them I recommend to watch the other as well.
Go write to me if you disagree, and share your opinion.
-Detective trying to catch terrorists who give them puzzles to solve
Overall this anime is very similar to death note and the ending is way better than Death Note.
A "genius protagonist" type of anime that also follows the plot line of being against the police, with the police having a genius of their own to aid them. In both animes, the protagonist(s) are criminals who are using their intellect to serve a higher purpose, even if they are going against the law. While Light uses his abilities to kill murderers, the main characters of Zankyou no Terror are considered terrorists, yet have not taken a single life in the destruction they cause. They leave complex riddles for the police, to give them a chance at stopping their destruction of the city, much how Light leaves bits and pieces for the police, although that is more malicious in intent. During both stories, it is left up to the audience on whether or not the actions of the protagonist(s) are justified or wrong. read more
Zankyou no Terror is in a few ways a cleaner DeathNote that does not derail. Both are centered around a terrorist group that commits crimes and sends the police cryptic messages via media. In Death Note, the crime is murder, and the goal is creating a utopia. In Zankyou no Terror, the crime are minor acts of terrorism - bombs going off in public spaces, but always without casualties and the goal is less clear.
they both have a mysterious detective
they both make you empathise with both sides
they both have a super smart creminal and a super smart detective
they both have someone who fakes being the real criminal
they both have hard puzzles and clues to solve
I couldn't stop remembering Death Note while I was watching Zankyou no Terror. These two animes have such a similar basis: a detective trying to discover who is behind the crimes. In addition, both have protagonists that aren't really "good guys" and, of course, geniuses everywhere.
Both anime deal with a darker concept, focusing on characters who are less than innocent, while portraying how the characters use their intelligence to overcome their foes. unlike Death Note, Zankyou no Terror shows the story in a less glorified and more realistic manner making the characters more believable and easy to identify with.
Both shows have protagonists who aren't necessarily good, both shows focus on mystery/thriller and both shows have a detective that tries to stop the protagonists. Both shows have a cat-and-mouse like game in which one tries to outsmart the other.
Both Animes are mystery, thriller type. Mc in both are super minded and best of all in making strategy to execute their plans.
Choosing wrong path to do the right thing and their enemies in both Animes are almost same.
If you love death note then don't think twice just go and give a try to Zankyou no terror.
The premise of both is a genius teenager takes on the police, resulting in a battle of intellect. In both, the detective(s) set traps for the main character(s), the main character(s) falls for those traps but manages to recover, and the plot advances. In general, they very similar, almost identical in fact.
i find Zchankyou no terror kind of similar to death note, it is very rare to find a good anime su as these two with a good mysterious , Psychological plot.
like death note light started his actions by killing criminals, until a police investigation started, the same goes for Zankyou no terror because the main character made an explosion that terrified people, with it also a police investigation started. at the start it wasnt a big deal, people didnt care about the main characters until they started committing crimes, and episode by episode the investigation will start to get bigger they also they broadcast messages to the people just like in death note .
also the end is very similar (i wont spoil it)! read more
Very similar concepts which use domestic terrorists to critique the Japanese government. They each have nice OSTs and cinematography but Eden accomplishes the terrorism/social-critique angle much more effectively than ZnT.
Zankyou no Terror talks about terrorism, but introduces us a plot about experiments and conspirancy, all this with a mysterious aura. This mysterious aura is what both animes have in common. Higashi no Eden tells us the story about a boy without memories of himself, however he is playing in a very dangerous game, with conspirancy included!
A group of twelve numbered people are caught up in terrorist attacks while a young girl outside the loop tries to do something to help. Great sense of risk and danger in the environment, and it's great seeing the characters succeed those times that they do.
Following a thriller-like narrative, both series conveys the story of a young girl that gets involved with a people involved with terrorism. Throughout both series, they are forced to make difficult decisions that have potential consequences. But at the same time, they begin adapting with their new living environment. There are various mind games throughout both series as well that takes the format of cat-and-mouse scenarios. Recommended for anyone interested in a thriller tale to tell.
In both shows, we have the main characters acting in the role of "terrorists", to achieve some goals of their own. Mystery shrouds around the motives behind their acts of terrorism, and it takes the whole show to figure out why they do what they do.
Do you like attractive and charismatic young adults getting wrapped up in terrorist plots, then look no further than Higashi no Eden or Zankyou no Terror. Both of the main female characters inexplicably find themselves helping out terrorists, but why exactly have these young men decided to lead such a dangerous life to begin with? Only time will tell.
TERRORISM: The main characters are named after numbers, Nine and Twelve (Zankyou no Terror) and No. Nine (Eden of the East) and their mysterious motives have something to do with the terrorist attacks in Japan.
Also, a female characters, Saki and Lisa, are both innocent girls who ended up being a part of these events.
Both beautifully animated, but Zankyou no Terror has a darker plot line as Eden of the East seems like a light and cute love story involved.
Wonderfully done shows about a boy (2 boys in ZnT) who is a terrorist and has mysterious motives (in HnE the boy doesn't know his motive though).
He accidentally meets a regular girl who stays with him.
Also, Akira and Twelve are a lot alike.
The MCs do terrorist things, but don't seem like they want to hurt anyone.
The characters have numbers for names.
Other "number" character(s) come to mess up the MCs plans.
Both use terrorism as a main plot point.
Both have young ladies tagging along with the main character(s).
Both have an element of mystery involved.
Both anime are 11 episodes.
Higashi no Eden is much more lighthearted and silly while Zankyou no Terror is much darker and edgier.
In Higashi no Eden, the mystery revolves around the main character's lost memories while in Zankyou no Terror, the mystery revolves around the main characters' mysterious pasts.
Personally I prefer Zankyou no Terror though Higashi no Eden was pretty good nevertheless.
There are many similiar things that ZnT is like Eden of the east :
1. Terrorist attack
2. Mysterious motive of both main characters
3. The heroine got involved without knowing a thing
4. Rather hard to fully understand the plot
5. The are peopled who wants to catch the main character
6. Really have good art, animation, and soundtrack
7. Have complex storyline despise only 11 episodes
If you are an adult viewer who want's a little chalenging short anime, you should try both.
Zankyou no Terror and Higashi no Eden both start off with the focus of a teenage girl getting involved with a terrorist or group of terrorists.
HnE tends to trail off and get somewhat silly, however, while ZnT tends to stay serious and focuses on some more intellectual aspects.
Both shows have terrorists.
Both have really interesting and mistery plot
Both chartecters use number as names (in higashi they have real names too)
Both have Americans and talking in Engrish
XI from HnE is similiar to five from ZnT
People with special talents compete with one another and lead Japan into disarray in their attempt to rescue it. Both are short and set in an modern, urban area. Both have a female lead that is completely useless and doesn't have anything to do with the plot whatsoever. Eden of the East is more wacky where Terror in Tokyo takes it self very serious.
Both anime has the same feel to them, the same type of art work and also involve terrorism. Personally higashi no Eden is more interesting, but liking one of them must mean you can also like the other one.
The character design is slightly similar, soundtrack, and the plot elements are too, without delving into spoilers. A good side which may be the bad side, conspiracies, and a bright detective with a past in the middle of everything. Without spoiling much, both detective's pasts are very similar, and they make very similar choices with who they co-erce with...
-The main character is the bad guy
-The main detective in both series are both laid back and intelligent.
-Terrorist (since they bomb and kill) organisation
- Psychological animes that make you think
both series are about extremely smart detectives tracking down a terrorist-like group. both have eerie feels. both protagonists (koku vs twelve and nine) are raised in a place that was designed to make them into the person they've become, and both places burned down in a fire (athena plan/the settlement vs jaula blanca).
both also use symbolism of numbers (nine, twelve, five vs thirteen, four) and use folklore to guide the plot, as well as symbolism in characters' names that makes up their personality.
These shows are so similar that it borders on plagiarism. Both have teen protagonist(s) who commit crimes for an unknown purpose and have a mysterious backstory tied to a shadowy organization. Both have a secondary protagonist who is a brilliant detective who had, prior to the events of the story, been working in "archives" for a number of years due to crossing a line when investigating a previous case. Beyond the physical similarities, though, if you like the mystery and psychological thriller aspects in one of these shows, you'll enjoy the other. Both have an interesting story with lots of unexpected twists and turns, and both pose interesting philosophical and psychological questions to the viewer.  read more
both series contain extremely smart detectives tracking down a terrorist-like group, both have teen protagonists who commit crimes for an unknown purpose and have a mysterious backstory tied to a shadowy organization.
-Detectives come back to investigate a special criminal organization.
- The whole plot is quite similar with the protagonists being a detective and anti-heroes
- The detectives pretty much got the same personalities
as you watch more and more of one of these shows, the more it reminds you of the other one.
- B the beginning has two different stories that are interconnected but Zankyou no terror focuses on one story pretty straightforwardly comparatively
-Unusual plot twist
-Many characters with an dark past in common
-One veteran genius detective
-characters with mental disorders
-Similar mood and art style
-Similar character design
-The main character has a moral burden on his shoulders
-the plot revolves around a great mystery
Taking on a detective-like story, Psycho Pass and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) explores the concept of crime and terrorism. The main protagonists from both series often gets into conflicts that puts their mortal lives in danger. The antagonists from both series also treats certain situations as games where losing will have disastrous consequences. Building on a story with thriller antics, I recommend both series to anyone interested in crime fiction.
They both have an eerie, mysterious feel; in the end, the protagonists end up discovering dark secrets about programs/systems that people in their respective societies have been ignorant about. Both shows are crime-based and really thrilling to watch, and raise really interesting points that are worth thinking about afterwards!
I am suggesting this because I literally just finished watching Psycho-Pass the same day I started and finished it along with Zankyou no Terror (literally just now). And I just feel that there is a sort of quality both shows have with animation as well as plot. Both are making the viewer think about who is the real evil and what is actually the right thing in that time and setting. Both have an element of science and both have left me feeling mostly bitter in a bittersweet way. I have very much enjoyed both so, yeah.
Based off first 3 episodes.
Both deal with:
- issues of terrorism
- the discrepancies of right and wrong
- antagonists that are more like antiheroes
- game of cat-and-mouse between detective and criminals
- detective and criminals with above par intellect
- characters closed off from society or wronged by the state
Overall atmosphere is similar, as is the artwork and character design. The setting is also similar despite the time and technological differences.
Both of these anime deal with a kind of psychological warefare, however there are a few differences. Psycho Pass focuses more on the nature of people, while Zankyou no Terror is more of something like a game of terrorism (Literally). Also, Zankyou no Terror focuses more on the Anti-Heroes rather than the classic protagonist in Psycho Pass.
The universe, the atmosphere that emerges and the scenario are for me points that I found again both at Psycho Pass and Zankyou no Terror. I greatly appreciated these two animes and besides recommending them separately, I think they also have a lot in common.
Also based on a very good story. More 200iq Badass who are both crimminal. Very psychological anime same as here and also very good created characters. I think if you liked this psycho pass will be something for you aswell.
Well Monster is basically the same but with more plot, episodes. What stands out the most is the point of view both have protagonists who stand out in a specific field but overall Monster does a way better job at tackling the "situation". In conclusion if you liked Zankyou no Terror than you will love Monster.
These two series are full of on-the-edge-of-your-seat psychological suspense. I honestly wish that Zankyou no Terror was just as long as Monster.
Sphinx (Nine and Twelve) from Zankyou no Terror is very similar to Johan in Monster. Both characters have unknown origins and histories shrouded in mystery that are later revealed. Both were part of a human experiment as children that broke them mentally. For the most part, it is unknown what motivates these characters; they seem to carry out their crimes just to watch the world burn. The crimes themselves are rather mysterious too; Sphinx's terrorist attacks intentionally avoid killing people; Most of the murders in Monster were carried out by accomplices that Johan was able to control mentally. They are also both being hunted down by outcasted characters (Shibazaki and Dr. Tenma). read more
Zankyou no Terror and Monster have a few pretty significant similarities in terms of plot and themes.
-Both involve children being used in government experiments.
-Both have young genius characters who commit crimes for reasons not fully explained until you get closer to the conclusion of the series.
-Similarly to Tenma's hunt for Johan in Monster, Shibazaki taking a personal interest in bringing 9 and 12 to justice is one of the main driving forces behind Zankyou no Terror's plot.
-While these are more central aspects of Monster, Zankyou no Terror also has elements of mystery and suspense.
While Monster has a cast of characters that are more morally complex and developed (and is essentially a deeper, more disturbing and better series in my eyes), those who liked the suspense/mystery and investigation aspect of Zankyou no Terror may enjoy Monster. read more
Let me tell you how this is similar in a way.
Monster had a concentration camp type of thing, where they were trying to make and or find a leader, which had to be highly intelligent.
Zankyou no Terror also had a concentration camp for highly intelligent kids.
One more thing that was similar both had a mystery them to, Monster is way more mystery and obviously better.10/10
Has strong similarities to Naoki Urasawa's "Monster": a group of kids with heighten intellects and a quest for terrorism (and revenge), the orphanage institute that raised them as science experiments, and the mad detectives with an knack of solving tough cases .
Main things that make these two animes similar are the protagonists being genius like anti-heros, with a major theme being terrorism. Also, both animes have another strong character with differing values with the main character, hence fighting against the them. I think there are a lot of hidden metaphors in both animes, and they both explore deeper notions and emotions as the story progresses. There is a lot of action, strategic planning, girl characters that don't do much, long legged skinny guys as the mains...but they're still pretty cool...
Zankyou no Terror is not finished at the time of making this recommendation, but I am up to date. This is my opinion on similarities at the current time (August 2014).  read more
Though the goals of the MCs of both series are different they try to achieve these through a common means: terrorism. Both shows present us with cunning protagonists who blow up things for a cause. These anime have properly executed plots and characters with ideals that often clash throughout the series. Code Geass and its sequel balances serious scenes with light-hearted moments but Zankyou is mostly dark and serious.
Both have something like Terrorist (in case of Code Geass rebellious ) group , that attack the city (the whole country in Code Geass) , they both have masterminds, the MC in both have their names unknown.
Zankyou no Terror is more of a psychological battle (with some bombing) , while Code Geass is more strategic fights and action orientated.
They are similar in term of terrorism. However, Geass is less similar in term of contemporary terrorist and sabotage techniques used, as well as the plot. But these are all involving some kind of conspiracy behind, and how their actions made them being labelled as "terrorists" and "anti-heroes"
In this day and age how can you spend your time better than watching violant acts of blatent terrorism?
Zankyou No terror is about two kids playing with fire... And a nuclear explosion... You know, the normal things teenage boys do. It is a good story, as it involves these two kids trying to send a message to the public, all the while they evade being caught by Americans... Oh, and there are sme Japanese police, I guess.
Code Geass is about people fighting for independance from The Empire of Brittania, which controls the North and South American continents (with a bit of other land). These people fight using Terrorist tactics, and are hunted down by government officials in a deadly game of chess.
Both revolve around terrorism, and each have their own interesting storyline. Each one is well worth watching. read more
+ Both are short, fast-paced anime, that will keep you hooked.
+ Gorgeous animation, catchy soundtrack and great directing.
+ Misfits of society connect with one another.
+ Revolves around experiments on children for a particular purpose.
+ Focuses on mysterious government secrets.
- Kiznaiver is more colorful and fun at times.
- Terror in Resonance is more realistic and dark.
when I watched this I automatically thought of Zankyou no terror. The Same base in kids being part of an experiment and it going wrong, both have characters that are loveable , Kiznaiver is prettier than Zankyou no Terror, and Zankyou no terror has a rather "fuck you" ending. If you liked Kiznaiver I really do recommend this.
Both ZnT and S;G shares the same fashion of thriller-inducing stories and mysteries. Both stories goes on like nothing is going to happen except for what is already happening (protagonists carrying out terrorism in ZnT/conducting time machine experiments in S;G) while leaving several hints and mysteries for the audience to figure out throughout the story. At some point, both stories has its own plot twist but still shares the same fashion: a conspiracy being responsible for the existence of the plot twist and mysteries that were left unanswered to this point.
Personally I'd recommend this if you enjoy some thriller with storyline that leaves you some mysteries to be thought about. read more
Playing in a cat-and-mouse game, Steins;Gate and Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Tokyo) crafts thriller from the essence of its story. The main characters are intelligent but faces against dangerous adversaries. Throughout both series, there are mysteries unraveled and plot twists that unfold. Tragedy ensures at some turn points as well when we learn more about the the motives of the characters and story. I recommend both series if you are interested in a thriller story with intellect.
The grafics of both animes look the same, even the intros realy look alike. In both animes the main characters work hidden for authorities to achieve their purposes.
Both give you the same calmness vibes and then they make something that will make your heart beat. Must watch series to everybody.
In the beginning we don't (talking about my opinion) get the story behind this anime.
We need to get to the lasts episodes and finally match all the pieces and then understande the meaning of the all thing and get blown away.
Both series are mature in tone and tackle morality, terrorism, and what it means to be human. They are set in modern Japan and feature more realistic styles of animation, but they also have a slight sci-fi element: in Inuyashiki, humans gain robotic abilities through an unexplained alien encounter, and in Zankyou no Terror, children are experimented on to make them genius savants. Both series have some very dramatic and emotional moments, too!
Both take a twist on the concept of Terrorism, with both having teenage.... characters. Neither have set protagonist or antagonists and really tug at the heart strings as you truly get to know the characters.
Basically, both animes bring up moral questions, both are not apelative in any way and both have excellent script/general history development. Putting minor issues aside, if you enjoyed one, certainly will enjoy the other.
Both shows have a similar realistic and contemporary feel in atmosphere and tone to certain extent. They both have characters who are geniuses that use their powers for iniquitous motives. Subete ga F ni Naru however is much more nuanced and has superb writing compared to latter.
A very similar atmosphere and color palate makes drawing similarities easy. Both feature a main character who is considered a genius and that is probably wasting their potential, not to mention they even look similar. Intellectual minds are pit against each other which leads to interesting conflicts on both ends.
Both animes are made from Noitamina, and they both have a mysterious, realistic feel. They both don't feel like an anime, but rather, a dramatic reality.
As well as this, the realistic art are common in both animes; rather than the characters having bright coloured hair and over-exaggerated eyes, they have 'Japanese' coloured hair (black, brown) and the eyes are not the most important detail.
Both are also very psychological, they both hold characters with an intellectual mind.
Also, the characters look awfully similar! Saikawa does remind me of Nine, and Nishinosono reminds me of Lisa.
Ah, and Nishinosono Moe and Lisa Mishima hold the same voice actors! read more
Both anime talks about two friends who wants to overthrow the existing government.
Nezumi from No.6 have the same reason as the two protagonist in Zankyou no Terror: revenge while Shion is more similar to Lisa. The atmosphere, general feeling and character development is similar in both anime.
Both have youngsters trying to make a change in the world. Zankyou no Terror sets in the world now, but No.6 is set in futuristic world and has sci-fi elements. They're both tragic, and they include a chase where the main characters are being targeted.
- Both have a protagonist who starts out as just a normal person in the city. (Lisa / Shion).
- Both have another protagonist/s who are on the run from the government (Nine and Twelve / Nezumi).
- Both have the plot of the government not being just as it seems.
- There are similarities between the characters of Nine and Twelve with that of Nezumi, with Nezumi having a combination of the other two's personality.
Both have teenage boys with mysterious pasts working to expose the government. The rate of plot development is the same, and the relationship between Nine-Twelve-Lisa and Nezumi-Shion are very similar. Both shows have the same atmosphere, and if you liked No.6 you will love Terror in Resonance.
If you're looking for something regarding the plot and what its about. I'd definitely recommend Zankyou no Terror. The show is about taking down the government, and revealing them for who they truly are.
Zankyou no Terror has no shounen ai in it, but has the right amount of romance to make it similar to No.6 because the show is not based around the romance. Like No.6, in the final episodes there is more romance around there than the beginning but has the perfect amount.
If you've watch No.6 and get emotional about shows, then you've definitely cried because of this show!! Zankyou no Terror will make you cry and get emotional as well. I can safely say I cried more in the end than the beginning, just like No.6.  read more
-From a perspective that is considered a threat to society. (Terrorists, Ghouls)
-Involve a team of investigators tracking down our main protagonists.
-Are set in the city of Tokyo.
-Have similar art styles.
-Have similar tones/moods.
-Have similar music.
-Have characters which seem threatening on the outside, but have relatively good intentions.
One huge thing that I love about both of these animes and believe is the main similarity between both, is that they are from perspectives that you would not expect. The stories are told from point-of-views that clash with human society, yet you find justice in both sides. With 'Tokyo Ghoul' you see things from the ghouls' point-of-view. Ghouls eat humans, yet I find myself routing for them, as well, and then my feelings contradict. In 'Terror in Resonance' you see things from the terrorists' point-of-view, who are considered dangerous to the public, but I end up becoming more interested in the terrorists' story. Both question views of society. I like that they stray from the norm and make the audience think about what justice is and what it is not.
Both are set in the city of Tokyo which I personally like. I love the night scenes in both of them; it has a huge impact on the mood. They share clear-cut visuals when it comes to animation, lighting, and colors. I think anyone who has seen one or the other should make sure they've seen both. ;) read more
Both Zankyou no Terror and Tokyo Ghoul illustrate a story on both sides, rationalizing what would otherwise be a villain while keeping the "good guys" good guy, showing that every conflict can be looked at from at least two perspectives.
Zankyou no Terror and Tokyo Ghoul make you question who really is the good and bad guy.
Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance or Terror in Tokyo) shows two terrorists and the Japanese and American government.
Tokyo Ghoul has battle between humans and a species called ghouls who eat humans.
They have dark, mysterious themes and are psychological thrillers.
And they both have the word Tokyo in the title. :3
This is another great anime that I recommend and it is dark as well, the first sight of the main character is that they are anti heroes but like tokyo ghoul they are not bad because they are fighting for a good cause.
Both series have war and a lot of relationships to outside conflict and each side having to defend and attack. Both involving a lot of terrorism and solving crimes. Highly similar protagonists, very calm and very determined to help one another to find solutions to problems.
- Same feel when you watch it, Light but heavy. You can understand when you watch both
- Both have a song and sound effect that blended completely with the show
- Both have a Distintive Silent Main Character
- Both a great show
- Mecha and A Terrorism
Both series have war and a lot of relationships to outside conflict and each side having to defend and attack. Both involving a lot of terrorism and solving crimes. Highly similar protagonists, very calm and very determined to help one another to find solutions to problems.
- Same feel when you watch it, Light but heavy. You can understand when you watch both
- Both have a song and sound effect that blended completely with the show
- Both have a Distintive Silent Main Character
- Both a great show
In both series, you need to use your minds to understand the story. Both series are boring at first but suddenly gets interesting midway. And both series has awesome twists and storyline that will make you score both series an 8 or above rating
Both Shinsekai Yori (SY) and Zankyou no Terror (ZnT)'s plot include children rising against some wrongs imposed onto them by elders and the structure of their society. Where SSY is historical and supernatural, ZnT is modern and realistic; both present mystery and thriller as its genre. I strongly recommend these masterpieces, a viewer will surely uncover this parallel between the two and then feel ecstatic!
Similar genre of mystery. Both have a dark plot and ingenious twists. Although the setting and style of the stories are really different, their 'darkness' are on par with one another. I would recommend both to those who enjoy dark mystery stories or want to be surprised. They're also my favourite anime series.
If you like anime set in cities and smart characters who like toying with people, Durarara / Zankyou no Terror is the way to look. Both also have that fun and seemingly playful character who has had darker times, and even a shy girl if that's what you're looking for.
Aside from the sense of mystery, the art style is admittedly similar at points- You have that 'online' element though with Durarara it is with chat rooms, as well as beautiful night scenes with buildings and cars motorbikes. There is also rivalry for its fans, and potential ships as a bonus.
It tends to give off a similar vibe. Both follow connections of crime and the semi-supernatural through a cast of very unique characters, including a main trio of "mastermind protagonist, enthusiastic and extroverted best friend with a dark past, and quiet girl with lots of potential who frequently faces harassment"
Both have very similar story atmosphere, even though are existentially different in plot.
Zankyou no Terror offers a more complex and gripping story of well, terrorism.
Durarara!! is a Yakuza-themed show centered around gang-wars with more action and supernatural elements thrown in the mix as well.
-In both anime are two main guy characters who are connected by a strong bond
-They want to destroy things because of revenge
-The third main character is a girl who is misterious and has an important role
-In both anime are used elements from literature,for example Shakespeare's Tempest in Zetsuen No Tempest and Greek mithology in Zankyou no Terror
-Both anime contains riddles
-Both are psychological
Both these anime really concentrate on keeping the audience intrigued, the action packed sci-fi seems to never end. They both exhibit situations where the human race has reached an epidemic, where then the two male protagonist, as usual, and going head first into the situation and yknow do shit. Its really hard to describe the reflecting auroras of the two animes, they have both this built up sense of urgency and just anticipation. Both of these plots are entirely unique, especially Zankyou no terror which targets a more serious and modern day issue. Zankyou no terror presents a more sophisticated atmosphere compared to Zetsuen no tempest, which strongly relies on fantasy themes and issues but despite this Zankyou no Terror is definitely one you wouldn't want to miss out.  read more
-The two main characters in each anime have a strong, brotherly-like bond
-A theme of revenge (stronger in Zetsuen no Tempest though)
-A female MC who plays an important part in the male MC's lives
-Both include literature (Zetsuen no Tempest uses 'Hamlet' by Shakespeare, while Zankyou no Terror uses Greek mythology)
-Both are psychological
-Both anime have shocking endings/plot twists
-Both anime have a sense of urgency, which keeps the viewer intrigued
Zankyou no Terror has a more sophisticated atmosphere than Zetsuen no Tempest, but both are among my top 5 anime!
If you liked one, I think you would enjoy the other.
The first episode of Zankyou no Terror made me think of Mawaru Penguidrum immediately. Parallels between the Boiler Room and the testing facilities can be drawn since it's about abandoned kids. The terrorism that doesn't quite make sense. Trio with weak female lead but a strong bond between the two males. The art is pretty similar, but while ZnT makes use of more earthen dark tones, MP uses neon colors and abstract patterns.
Similar plot, yet a bit different because Mawaru Penguindrum is more trippy and imaginative in a sense while ZnT goes hardcore into bombs and police drama. Don't spoil yourself because it's best to watch it without knowing it. The main plot in both shows are based off similar ideas, to be brief.
Anyway, both have abstract directing, stylish animation and similar character patterns: One girl, two guys, another female enemy and more.
In both series, the main characters are forced into a life of despair. Phantom is a bit darker, which is definitely an Urobuchi trademark. The music in Phantom is also comparable to Kanno Yoko's wonderful work in Zankyou no Terror.
The highlight of both show's main similarities are centered around the main protagonists:
They are willing to do wrong to achieve things which are right to them.
They have a dark past which constantly taunt them.
They are emotionless when it comes to violence.
They use aliases but their true names are unknown.
They are terrorists in the eyes of society.
Other than that, both shows somehow touch on society's problems but also involve conspiracy plots. They are also dark. Of course, the visuals are nice in both of these shows.
When it comes to differences, however, DtB is more fast-paced in action and has more characters to fill in the plot of the show while ZnT is more cryptic, more realistic as well as having few characters which are important enough to set the whole story in motion.
Darker Than Black has the same sort of antihero motifs, highlighting how characters can be sympathetic and also have atypical motives for crime and resolution. The characters in Darker Than Black are more fleshed out, and the government interplay is much more prolific than in ZNT. Both shows have superb detective agencies working to solve the crimes, and they even share similar visual designs and how the characters work.
If you liked ZNT, you'll like Darker Than Black.
Death Parade and Zankyou no Terror both have a psychological aspect. Though some might say that Death Parade is a stronger anime in terms of psychology, i think that Zankyou no Terror is worthy enough to rival Death Parade; not only as a psychological anime, but also as a mystery and thriller anime.
You have to watch both to understand the connection ... but once you do or if you have, it reveals the power behind both plots. The characters drive the story which tells what human character will do in times of crisis to prove a point.
Both anime have terrorism as a main part of their story. Both excell in visuals and sound. But, GitS is way better in everything else. If ZnT is like a dull painting with beautiful borders, then GitS is like a chef-d'oevre of a painting with every kind of detail and masterful handle.
First of all, this comparison can be applied, more or less to all of the Ghost in the shell franchise. these two animes has a lot in common, first, they has both a serious tone and so mature, even though Ghost in the Shell is sci-fi and Zankyou no Terror isn't , but they're still both so realistic and deal with social and real life issues each in its way, they both includ Police and detectives and mysteries and mysterious characters, both enigmatic and require a certain deal of intelligence to keep up with them, they both include internet Hackers even thought this's much more of a GITS franchise speciality read more
Both series deal with people (prisoners in the case of Hero Mask, orphans in the case of ZnT) undergoing special treatment/training to gain almost super human habilities. They both have a very similar approach to the subject matter, combining mind games and investigations with some truly thrilling action scenes. All in all, they share a similar feel and atmosphere, so I'm sure you'll like one if you liked the other.
-Both anime's theme revolves around a dark psychological thriller. These anime will definitely take you on a major rollercoaster with tons of cliffhangers that leave you wanting more. If you like one, you will like the other.
-Zankyou is more subtle crazy, curious about discovering and figuring out what the real truth is while Yokashou knows the truth and figuring a way out. Both very big emotional rollercoaster. Both keep you on your toes after every episode
-Both animes have two main guy characters and one girl character, very similar personalities
-Both animes, the children are labeled with numbers and are born in a similar environment. The smartest are the ones who will make it out alive read more
The Promised Neverland is similar to Zankyou no Terror, as the children have grown up institutionalised, eventually having to make an escape plan. In both shows the children are also given numbers like nine and twelve, which almost strips them of their humanity.
Both series are psychological thrillers involving guns, bombs and addressing the dark side of the world.
the main characters in both shows are strong, organized & work in order to achieve a goal.
& in both you'll get the sense of camaraderie, the position of the weak and how a helping hand can come in many different ways.
Tokyo Ghoul and Zankyou no Terror are both shows who have two sides who clash due to different goals, but neither side can be determined as "the villains" or "the heros" because there is a little bit of bad and good in either side. ZT also follows the side that is seen as only bad at first, but as the series develops it becomes more of a grey area.
The two series follow the actions (and possibly the effects) on terrorism.
Plot wise, both have a detective/ investigator that hunts down terrorists/criminals in the city of Tokyo. It follows a somewhat mystery that gets expounded within each passing episode. In addition, it explores the past of the characters, following themes of law and order.
However, Zankyou no Terror seems a bit superficial with the usage of mythology and thriller, despite the very realistic setting and art style. On the other hand, Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02 has a much more character driven plot and is surprisingly more human despite the heavy action scenes, the sci fi setting (though mostly takes place in Tokyo), and the large cast of aliens.
Also, both have made blatant uses of historical events for their fictional universe. If you have seen either one, you'll obviously know what I mean. read more
The main characters who suffered as children, are still suffering, and retaliate for various reasons against their the people who hurt them.
In both stories is an underlying tone of their desperation and loneliness, even as they display great power.
Packed to the brim with action and suspense, anyone looking for something vigorating and thought-provoking to watch should definitely give either Steamboy or Zankyou no Terror a try.
After re-watching both anime I was still noticing nuances and details I had missed before.
While Zankyou no Terror is set in the near future and is focused on terrorist attacks in tokyo, with a government cospiracy behind them, Steamboy is set in Steampunk Victorian England and portrays the greed of humans in the form of a mechanical invention that got out of hand.
Both are definitely something bound to keep you on the edge of your seat with your eyes glued to the screen. read more
In Terror in Resonance, and Big Order, the group the main character(s) are with are trying to take over the world. In each series, the main characters are being hunted by the government of Japan. The protagonists of each series have a tragic backstory involving a lot of death. Each series has a relatively small amount of episodes, Big Order (10), Terror in Resonance (11).
To be honest, both of these animes are polar opposites. However, if you like Mayoiga, you will most certainly take interest in Terror in Resonance. Both animes have characters that dislike the world, as they feel that injustice, in some form was used against them. Terror in Resonance also shares the rather uneasy atmosphere that is found in Mayoiga.
It's a bit of a stretch but both anime include the back story of children being tested on in a lab. You get to see how childhood friends have grown and developed with different philosophies then come back together in the future as foes.
Both involve detectives trying to track down a criminal with unorthodox motives. Paranoia Agent is a lot more of a surreal psychological mystery, while Terror in Resonance tends to be more of a thriller.
Both are engaging thriller animes.
Whilst they both are very different in terms of character and plot, they hold the same kind of directing style.
But moreso i just think that if you like either one of these shows and have not watched the other yet, you will most likely enjoy it.
Both of these anime portray a corrupt government whose interests are at odds with what is right, just, and best for the people. They also focus on military power and terrorist activities in Japan. Definitely recommended these two anime for anyone who enjoys mature anime.
Happy Sugar Life is somewhere between Mirai Nikki and Terror in Resonance.
HSL could be looked at where Shio is the same Ishmael style protagonist that TiR has. Not exactly, since Shio is more of a macguffin in HSL's story.
Terror focuses on people who feel outcast or alone lashing out to feel fulfilment similar to Satou, where they take characters that would normally be seen as morally black, then show things from their perspective without actually painting it grey.
TiR does seem to show its protagonists more as vigilanties, but that could be chocked up to an unreliable narrator considering you make the call and you follow the main cast. read more
Both were directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.
Terrorists (Rogue Replicants and Sphinx) fighting for a cost, of their freedom and open the people's eyes.
Both Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 and Zankyou no Terror had a similar climax and good animation.
Both are animes in which you must attentive to their development, in which even the smallest detail has its importance. Aesthetically, the drawing of characters seem slightly and there isn't really colorful in either, while in Ergo Proxy the dark is the predominant, in Zankyuo Terror are little saturated colors
Mysterious plot, with the "Terrorists" actually being the "good guys", Conspiracy in high levels of government, Tragedy and some very tear jerking moments, make these anime similar at a sort of surface level.
Zankyou had a far more serious, experimental and dreamy vibe to it, whereas Guilty Crown has much more fan service and typical anime troupes.
Both can be catagorized in the "emo-terrorists with psychiatric issues" category that I literally just made up.
These are both anime that follow a girl whose life changes as they are taken away to a life of danger and adventure (although they do adapt to this new life differently). These anime both had to do with solving problems and mysterious.
In Wolf's Rain, a pack of wolves is searching for something they desperately desire where as in Zankyou no Terror the protagonists already know what they want and try desperately to achieve it. Both series pack a ton of emotion and will have you cry at times, though Zankyou no Terror starts off a little slowly.
They are both slow paced series with a lot of attention for character development and drama build up. There is also a good amount of action and even some comedy.
Last but not least, they are blessed with a a soundtrack composed by the amazing Yoko Kanno, who can bring every scene to a whole other level with her music.  read more
Similar casts: Quiet glasses boy + oblivious girl + quirky second guy
Similar atmosphere: Both shows are known to have very atmospheric presences, a strong tranquility feeling and elegant mood.
Directed by the same person. Same musician did the BGM/OST in both. Both are one cour anime with a conclusive ending.
Zankyou no Terror is easily one of the best shows of the year, and it has some similarities with Coppelion, another show I liked. The similarity that meant the most to me is the poignant emotions of the characters arising from the complicated situations they are in. Nuclear energy, the corruption of politicians, medical experimentation on children, the absolute hierarchical tyranny of Japanese bureuacracy and the interference of international powers in internal affairs are shared features of both anime. Both are set in Tokyo (Coppelion in a post-apocalyptic city). In both cases, the characters are led to ponder the question of their own identities and the meaning behind their lives. If you liked one, you will most probably like the other. read more
Both are all about potent postwar commentary. Whilst eva only uses vague symbolism a couple of times to illustrate this. Terror in Resonance takes the root idea and runs with it. Both are in my mind very incomplete works but nonetheless are the most relevant modern examples I can think of to date.
you get a similar FEEL when watching these anime. a distant feeling of melancholy and interset to learn more about the characters. it also makes you question what is right and what is wrong. who are the good guys really? really intriguing if you are looking for an anime that really makes you think and you have to pay attention to get the underlying themes of it this is a must watch.
Both are concerned with the issues of globalization and the youth generation of japan. Whilst your name covers youth/grey generation, 3/11 disaster, cultural heritage/globalization, male/female, and urban/ rural. Terror in Resonance is mainly about the american big daddy and what terrorism could mean for japan.
- Both main characters are being chased by the government.
- They have been treated in a very cruel and unjust way at some point.
- They're not exactly positive characters.
- Both of them are 'superior' to most other people - Nine is supersmart, while Kei has superhuman abilities.
- There are terrorists/weapons/riots/bombs and stuff.
- Both anime contain violence, blood, murder.
- They have similar music.
- And they really give off a similar feel in general. Also, there are some really emotional moments.
Out for vengeance? well the main characters of these anime are. Both MCs have had there life crushed , destroyed, and they do all they can to extract their revenge upon the people they loath. I hope everyone enjoys these anime.
- Both series takes place in Tokyo
- Realistic environment
- Involves a girl, who wishes that everyone dissapear
- Psychological setting
- A little bit of school theme element
- Gloomy story telling
- Both series are unique and counted as a "disaster genre" due to the building destructions, ruins and people panicking
- Both series has different story and character approach:
ZnT --> Main charachters are the antagonists
TM 8.0 --> Main charachter is the protagonist
- ZnT is purposely destruction of Tokyo
- TM 8.0 is catastrophic destruction of Tokyo
Both series reminds of each other due to the realistic environment and the "disaster-feeling", which you get from watching movies etc. that are closely related to real-life. In other words, you can relate the incidents and perhaps imagine if it were to happen in reality. They are both very unique series and gives you a completely different level of anime. Therefore I recommend these series, if you would like to watch a different and new category of anime. read more
Terror! Murder! and Explosives! is what the avarage day is made out of for these youngsters, if you care to spend those 4 spare hours of yours you'll experience the heaviest of destruction and abnormal lifestyles and will carry you on toward hitting that otaku state of mind, and possibly a psychos one. The unique skills laid on here will let your mind loose and the burdons on the characters will soon be your own as you seek to accept these animated figures in your heart.
two main male characters that has close secret relationship (with similar personalities ones quirky and energetic while the other is calm and collective), while in between a female character, also has similar settings and mysterious tense atmosphere. Both animes tended to revolve around the fight/struggle of society
In peaceful world, there are wave of mysteries lingering under the shadows waiting to be unlocked. Both these series transpire in completely different worlds but leave some loopholes and questions unanswered which ends up being very entertaining to watch. Code names/nicknames are just icing in their own right on what's already an impressive story.
'Zankyou no Terror' starts off with what seems to be mindless terrorism but does not deviate from its objective which is the true motive at the end of the tunnel. Good and bad aren't so easily distinguishable based on actions from both sides. Also, the character developments, stunning animation and cheeky riddles will proved to be an enjoyable ride.
'Hitsugi no Chaika' parades on a linear story with its mysteries seemly developing along the way. It might not have as brilliant of a story like 'Zankyou no Terror', but its simplicity has surely paid off particularly on the storyline. Overall, it's one of the interesting series where less is more.  read more